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Table Of Contents

Dedication
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
For Whom Is the Book Written?
What Kinds of Gardens Are We Talking About?
What If the Garden Is Already Planted?
Using the Garden as More Than a Place to Play
How to Use the Activities
Safety in the Garden
Materials Needed
Writing
Things to Do
Let’s Explore
Insects Flying on Gossamer Wings
Spiderwebs
Let’s Observe
Will It Rain Soon?
The Garden Air
Interesting Little Stones
Behavior of Living Things
Biodiversity
Effects of Wind
Using Plants as Art Tools
Falling Leaves and Bits of Bark
Preparing Lunch
Seed Design
Drawing Shadows
Making a Collage
Discovering Textures
Arranging Bouquets
Let’s Measure
Comparing Plants
Shapes
Nature’s Geometry
How Many and How Big?
Nature’s Band
Musical Gourds
Listening in the Garden
Songs of Nature
Let’s Make Believe
The Leaf Fairy
Playing House and Playing Store
Hollyhock Dolls
Leaf Money
Imitating Animals
Moving with the Wind
Let’s Play a Game
Finger Play
Pretending to Be a Plant or an Animal
Playing with Dandelions
Playing with Shadows
Enjoying Garden Poetry
Let’s Enjoy Winter
Playing in the Snow
Gathering Food in Winter
Tracks in the Snow
Tracks in the snow
Watching Winter Birds
Looking Closely at Snowflakes
Trees and Twigs
Appendix
Index
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Pumpkins and Petunias

Pumpkins and Petunias

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Published by Xlibris
If you are a teacher, parent, home schooler, after-school
instructor, park or botanical garden interpreter, pre-school teacher
or child development specialist, you will love this book.
It is about things to do with children between the ages of 2 and
8 in all types of gardens. The activities, collected from outstanding
teachers and the authors’ childhood use inquiry learning in response
to the importance of being outdoors with children.
The book explains how to select and adapt activities that are
suitable for the specifi c garden and the specifi c children, and
guidelines for safety. All of the activities are to be conducted
outdoors and use the garden for content and materials, not just for
a space.
Forty-eight carefully selected activities are presented in outline
form for easy selection and following. Each lesson includes the
objectives, a brief word to the leader, materials in list form, directions
for doing the activity, relation to the subject standards, and
suggestions for related activities. The subject areas of the proposed
book include all of the disciplines and the teaching strategies of
inquiry, playing, questioning, creating, constructing, etc.
The appendices match the activities to the National Core
State Standards, Science for the Next Generation and curriculum
standards of The National Association for the Education of
Young Children.
If you are a teacher, parent, home schooler, after-school
instructor, park or botanical garden interpreter, pre-school teacher
or child development specialist, you will love this book.
It is about things to do with children between the ages of 2 and
8 in all types of gardens. The activities, collected from outstanding
teachers and the authors’ childhood use inquiry learning in response
to the importance of being outdoors with children.
The book explains how to select and adapt activities that are
suitable for the specifi c garden and the specifi c children, and
guidelines for safety. All of the activities are to be conducted
outdoors and use the garden for content and materials, not just for
a space.
Forty-eight carefully selected activities are presented in outline
form for easy selection and following. Each lesson includes the
objectives, a brief word to the leader, materials in list form, directions
for doing the activity, relation to the subject standards, and
suggestions for related activities. The subject areas of the proposed
book include all of the disciplines and the teaching strategies of
inquiry, playing, questioning, creating, constructing, etc.
The appendices match the activities to the National Core
State Standards, Science for the Next Generation and curriculum
standards of The National Association for the Education of
Young Children.

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